Thomas R. Slome, Member

Meyer, Suozzi, English, & Klein, P.C.
2015 Top 10 Legal Eagles

As chair of the firm’s bankruptcy practice and co-chair of the firm’s corporate finance practice, Slome represents a wide variety of creditors in all aspects of bankruptcy. Over the last decade, he has represented parties involved in some of the most notable cases including American Airlines, Blockbuster, Borders, Enron and Lehman Brothers, to name a few.

Slome is a board member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island, holds the officer position of treasurer and is chair of its board nominating committee. At the New York City Bar Association, he is chair of the committee on bankruptcy and corporate reorganization.

Slome credits his success to his early days as a newly minted graduate. After applying to hundreds of firms and being rejected, he began knocking on courtroom doors in hopes of securing a clerkship with a federal judge. At Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York, he found himself at the door of Hon. Robert John Hall. As a test, the judge assigned him to write a draft opinion on a case. It wasn’t easy but Slome fi led his draft—early. Judge Hall agreed with Slome’s draft on one of his most difficult cases and gave him the job.